DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE EL AMATILLO BORDER CROSSING >> DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THEEL AMATILLO BORDER CROSSING

Project Status: 
Under Development
Country: 
El Salvador
Industry: 
Infrastructure

Design and construction of the main border trade route between El Salvador and Honduras, known as “El Amatillo”, located 10 km from the Salvadoran city of Pasaquina.

The development of the El Amatillo project, which has a 16.7-million-dollar budget (including VAT) and 20-month timeframe, is financed by the United States Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Its overall aim is the promotion of economic growth in the Republic of El Salvador.

Thanks to the renovation of “El Amatillo”, border waiting times are expected to be reduced from the current 8-hour average to 30 minutes. This is deemed as hugely significant, not just for Salvadoran trade, but for the Central American region as a whole. This outstanding waiting times reduction will be fulfilled via the installation of a modern information system made up of video surveillance cameras, radio wave identification equipment, electronic payments, artificial intelligence and neural networks.